Pass up the cases of sparkling diamonds and watches that line the Jeweler’s Mall, and make your way to the back for the real gem—a Middle Eastern takeout joint that’s saved many a vegetarian stuck in the burger-heavy Loop. Best bets are smoky baba ghanoush, crispy falafel and any of the daily specials, especially Friday’s Moroccan couscous packed with sweet potatoes, roasted eggplant and steamed spinach. Carnivores shouldn’t miss Monday’s Moroccan chicken pastille: flaky phyllo stuffed with saffron-ginger-cinnamon–laced chicken and chunks of carrots, green pepper and onions.
|Venue name:||Oasis Café|
21 N Wabash Ave
|Cross street:||between Madison and Washington Sts|
|Opening hours:||Lunch (closed Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Madison, Red to Monroe (Red).|
|Price:||Average main course: $5|
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Oasis Cafe is lovely. At lunch time, seating gets a little tight, but luckily take out is just as good. Find this amazingly authentic Middle Eastern restaurant tucked away in the back of a jewelry store. They are the owners of some of the best falafel in town and also the most authentic Arab cuisine in the Loop. Oasis is an absolute must.